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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6655 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.1

The Lakes at Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course that opened in 1991. The golf course is set in a prime location on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, boasting a long expanse of pristine coastline on the glittering Caribbean Sea.

The Lakes at Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course, designed by architect Juan Manuel Gordillo, borders a picturesque lake and winds through lush tropical vegetation, providing inspiring views at every hole. It is a combination of holes bordered by thick vegetation and others completely open.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Sea Isle Supreme Paspalum
Greens Sea Isle Supreme Paspalum
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (2010) P. B. Dye (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collar shirts with sleeves, shorts must be walking length only. No swimming trunks, tennis shorts, cut-offs, jogging or gym attire will be allowed. Absolutely no denim (blue) jeans, zubas, warm- ups, or sweat pants.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Lockers

Reviews

4.8
6 Reviews (6)
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Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome course. Great value!

Short and sweet- The course and facilities are beautiful. The staff is courteous and friendly. Our round at the Lakes Barcelo was the highlight of our trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course for their price (don’t use golf now to book it)

Course has interesting terrain and surrounding jungle like forest plus several water features. The spacing of golfers made for quite a bit of waiting for my wife and I but we still finished I about just under 4 hours. Biggest gripe is Golf Now listed this as a hot deal at $155 per golfer. The resorts regular charge is $75 per player. So I prepaid and felt a bit bad about paying more than double. There was plenty of wind, elevated tees and water carries to make this interesting

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great DR Golf

A wonderful course that has a great mix of holes. You can score well if you think your shots through. Beautiful scenery and the course is fair. Wonderfully maintained

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Surprisingly beautiful course

The green fee was lower than courses we played (Hardrock, Iberostar and Cocotal). As first, we thought the course must be a so-so, matches with its low price. It turned out this is the best of the 4 courses we played in Dominican Republic. Condition was great, very interesting and variation of layout with combination of water, bunkers etc. Hole 9 was particularly interesting if your ball ends up in the bunker - so don't ! Another must play course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Average course!

Course was included in our stay, however $65 for half a cart. Ok layout but nothing out of the ordinary!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course to play

The Lakes course at Bavaro Beach is a real gem. A typical Dye course with its ondulating greens, hidden bunkers and easy roll offs if you are not carefull. Not a long course but very tricky. Lots of water but does not really come into play. Watch out for the bunkers on 5 and good luck with #9. Overall a great place to play. Staff was wonderful. We had a staff member pick us up every morning with a cart at our room and drop us off after our game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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